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Jazz up your Yu Sheng or Pot Luck – Gourmet Salted Egg Yolk Fish Skin Crisps and Potato Crisps

The Golden Duck CNY Packaging

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Have you ever been in a situation where you are invited to a pot-luck party and you have no idea what to bring? You may not know how to cook, or not want to go to the trouble of cooking, and yet those who can’t cook have already choped the desserts. What do you do then? How about bringing something to jazz up the food that people are going to bring?

Run to the rescue The Golden Duck Salted Egg Yolk Potato Crisps and Fish Skin Crisps. Toss these salty and crispy morsels onto just about any dish you can think off and voila, you’ve added in a bit of extra excitement. I mean admit it, there are precious few people around who DON’T like something crispy, so this is a potentially winning idea! Anyway, even if you don’t eventually use these crisps, they still make good gifts for the host so you don’t end up coming empty handed.

Check out the following dishes for ideas on how to utilise The Golden Duck’s Salted Egg Yolk Potato Crisps and Fish Skin Crisps. During this Chinese New Year period, you can also get limited edition packaging in an auspicious colour complete with a festive saying aka Auspicious Blessings printed on the packet, such as 步步高升 and 身体健康.

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Norwegian Salmon Yu Sheng paired with Salted Egg Yolk Fish Skin Crisps

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Where to get Salted Egg Croissants in Singapore

Apparently the Salted Egg / Liu Sha croissant craze has been going on for a number of months overseas including places like JB, but it’s only just begun on our shores a week back! If you’re a fan of anything salted egg, you must try Antoinette’s salted egg croissants. They are the real deal man. THREE salted egg yolks go into each of these babies.

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Yesterday was the launch of Antoinette’s liu sha croissants at 11am at their Penhas outlet in Lavender. By 12 noon, they were completely sold out! And it’s not as if Antoinette were just selling a couple of croissants. The staff had to start preparations in their 12 degree kitchen at 3am yesterday, painstakingly preparing the 900 salted egg yolks that would eventually be stuffed into the French style croissants. The salted egg yolks are combined with sugar and milk, and then sieved several times to reduce the grainy texture that is typical of salted egg yolks. In fact, if you ask me, there’s no need to apologise for the grainy texture because that’s what real salted egg custard should be like! We should in fact be aware of places that tout smooth salted egg custard (liu sha bao especially) because those are probably made with custard powder instead and contains little salted egg.

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Anyway to cut the long story short, Antoinette will be selling these liu sha croissants at $6.50++ daily at their Penhas outlet at 11am each day. From Feb 10 onwards at 1pm each day, they will also be available at the other Antoinette outlets. Hurry before they run out!

Cutting a croissant

BTW if you want a picture perfect salted egg croissant, you can get the staff to help you cut the croissant with a serrated knife. If you just use the normal knife, you will end up flattening the croissant.

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Boxing Crab Restaurant

Last month, I had the opportunity to try out a wonderful seafood restaurant. It’s a new seafood restaurant located in Sentosa itself, situated behind the Underwater World and next to the Shangri La Rasa Sentosa Resort . Imagine dining amidst the evening glow and lapping of the waters, it’s not an everyday occurrence I can tell you that.

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Try to come before night fall to enjoy the scenery while there’s still some light. Another reason also is that at approximately 630pm, a humongous cruise liner will sail past to dock at HarbourFront. It’s quite an interesting experience, and the people on the cruise liner actually waved at me as the ship sailed past!

Boxing Crab Seafood Restaurant - Kir Royale (champagne with creme de cassis)

Kir Royale (champagne with creme de cassis)

A welcome drink to start the evening off! Sweet and refreshing!

Boxing Crab Seafood Restaurant - Otah cigar with mango salsa canape

Otah cigar with mango salsa canape

Seldom get canapes with asian fillings. These were unique and delicious.

Boxing Crab Seafood Restaurant - Crispy Peppered White Bait

Crispy Peppered White Bait

Wow I couldn’t keep my hands off the crispy white bait the whole evening! I had the plate strategically placed near me so ever so often I would sneak some into my mouth. Extremely crispy yet not oily tasting. Good to order and share amongst the table!

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Irvin’s Live Seafood House

Some of you may be familiar with Irvin’s Seafood Cze Char located along the stretch of shophouses at the junction of Zion Road and River Valley Road. Recall a humongous crab signage? Yep that’s the one. Well Irvin’s moved to No 4, Jalan Leban, Upper Thomson Road, and are now known as Irvin’s Live Seafood House. Bigger and hopefully better, they now boast live aquariums to accommodate the crabs and fish. There are even 2 VIP Rooms for those who prefer to have a cosy area to themselves.

Thanks to the invite from Hazel of AiMakan, I and a few other bloggers got to sample the selection available at Irvin’s courtesy of resident chef, Chef Yap Kim Fatt, who was personally involved in the creation of many new dishes.

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You won’t miss Irvin’s Live Seafood House if you are driving along Upper Thomson Road.

Irvins - Salted Egg Yam Chips - $9.80

Salted Egg Yam Chips – $9.80

This is one of the most interesting starters I have ever had in a Chinese restaurant. Instead of just normal chips, these yam chips are laced with generous amounts of salted egg sauce. Come on, who doesn’t love salted egg sauce, you’re missing out on life! The chips were but a vehicle to convey salted egg sauce into the mouth. Super delicious. Irvin’s used to serve this dish using several different type of chips. However, it was discovered that only the yam chips retained their texture for a long time despite being soaked in a sauce. Seriously, its hard to stop at 1 and you run the risk of polishing off the entire plate and feeling full before the main courses arrive. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. And these chips are so good, lots of people actually order this for takeaways as well!

Irvins - KungPow Fried Salmon Skin - $12.80 (S) $18.80 (L)

KungPow Fried Salmon Skin – $12.80 (S) $18.80 (L)

Crispy Salmon Skin. Some people tell me it’s good because of the collagen? Whatever the case, these are worth a try, with the addition of the Kung Pow sauce to give it extra oomph.

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Tunglok Signatures Dim Sum

Happy National Day everyone!

Visited Tunglok during the Fathers’ Day weekend as my parents love having dim sum for lunch. I wonder if Dim Sum is considered to be unhealthy? Certainly if you order the fried items, those are unhealthy, but what about the steamed items? The issue is that Dim Sum is such a prawn/seafood based food, and seafood doesn’t exactly score too well in the cholesterol department. But somehow, my health conscious parents have overlooked this fact and I’m quite sure if they could, they would have dim sum every week!

We visited the Tunglok Signatures at VivoCity. We previously had a really wonderful dim sum lunch at Crystal Jade Dining IN also at VivoCity so it was only natural that we would compare the experience of Crystal Jade Dining IN with Tunglok Signatures.

I have to say, Tunglok Signatures was a bit of a let-down when compared to Crystal Jade.

  • In terms of staff service, Crystal Jade was far better. The staff at Tunglok seemed frazzled and not really interested in our presence.
  • In terms of ambience and decor, once again Crystal Jade was far better. Perhaps it was because we were seated across the clearing station and could see the mess that was stacked up. Or perhaps I just don’t like stark white tables.
  • Taste-wise, the food was more or less on par with Crystal Jade, perhaps a little under for one or 2 items. However, I did feel the portion size of the Tunglook Signatures dim sum dishes to be significantly smaller than the Crystal Jade ones.

It’s not bad dim sum that they serve, it’s just that for the same price, I think I can get a better deal elsewhere. Royal China would be another such place I would rather go to.

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Crystal Dumpling

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